Madrid residents gave their opinion on Julen Lopetegui’s sacking from his position as Spanish national team coach and the decision to replace him with former Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro. “Honestly, I believe Hierro is better for Spain, because he was a player in the team in the past”, said Marcelo. According to one local, Luis, “I really think it's crazy, they should have waited until... Еще the end of the World Cup for all this”. “I think the way Lopetegui has joined Real Madrid is not a good way, he should have waited a little bit, for sure, because this affects the players”, added another passerby, Roberto. Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales, who made the announcement on Wednesday in Krasnodar, later said Fernando Hierro would replace Lopetegui as the coach for Spain’s match against Portugal in Sochi on Friday.